The Poway Valley Riders Association once again opened their gates to host a Working Equitation competition. Polly Limond, r, California, presided over 13 competitors and 1 rider schooling the event.
Lisa Scebbi and Friesian Sport Horse Zillertal Atom swept the six-entry Introductory class, with 66.5% in Dressage and 67.5% in Ease of Handling. Ingrid Mourey and Andalusian Nobleza ADP finished right behind, coming in 2nd in both Dressage (66.2%) and Ease of Handling (66.56%) to finish second overall. Ray Juarez rode his grade horse Noches to a 3rd place finish in Dressage (63%) and a 5th place in Ease of Handling (62.19%) to secure 3rd place overall.
Bryan Ludens rode Friesian Lark of Honor Bright to a 2nd place in Dressage (62.2%) and Speed (2:51.077) and won the Ease of Handling (68.82%) to clinch the overall win in the five-entry Novice A class. Amanda Latta Portillo and her pony Prince Charming came in 3rd in Dressage (62%), 2nd in Ease of Handling (65%), and won the Speed trial (2:32.99) to earn 2nd place overall. Val Pearson and PRE Andalusian FS Tesoro Nobel finished 4th in Dressage (59.3%), 3rd in Ease of Handling (64.12%), and 4th in Speed to take home 3rd-place overall.
Elena Juarez and her grade horse Elvis earned good marks and blue ribbons in all three trials to take home 1st place overall in the one-horse Novice B class (Dressage score = 62.9%; EOH = 57.94%; Speed = 4:17.00).
Susan Watkins and her Kiger Mustang Kiger Dios Estoy Aqui KCA likewise finished 1st in all three trials, taking home the blue in the one-entry Intermediate A class (Dressage score = 64.7%; EOH = 69.41%; Speed = 3:01.00).